The best part about letters-to-the-editor is that crazy views get published for the world to see… and the more local the paper, the wackier they get.
Case in point: This letter from Raphael Sealey to the Contra Costa Times in California:
Jayne Thomas, in her March 29 letter, “Evolution is not a ‘viewpoint’,” is right in insisting evolution isn’t a viewpoint.
The fantasy, not theory, of evolution supposedly works by survival of the fittest. Fittest for what? Fittest to survive? So evolution merely asserts that those who survive, survive.
My friend, God, nearly laughed his head off when he heard that one.
The brilliant logic of someone who has no idea what he’s talking about.
Incidentally, someone with the same name teaches at UC Berkeley. I’ve reached out to the professor to see if he’s the same person who wrote the letter.
(Thanks to Alan for the link!)